'It: Chapter Two’ now ranks as the second-best horror opening in history. The number one spot belongs to 'It," which earned $123 million during its 2017 debut. 'It' is the most successful horror film of all-time, having earned $700 million worldwide. 'It: Chapter Two’ has earned a total of $185 million worldwide in its first weekend. We’re absolutely thrilled with our result. Andy Muschietti and New Line, as well as the marketing team led by Blair Rich, created one of those moments where it all works. We’re proud of it, Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution, via statement. 'It: Chapter Two' takes place 27 years after the events of the first film and stars the adult versions of the Losers' Club. . The sequel stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader and Isaiah Mustafa.